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Is it possible to convert a windows .afm font to Mac?
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I've never heard of that font format, though you should be able to just use it in os x without converting it. what are you using for font management?
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Is it possible to convert a windows .afm font to Mac?
If the font is an Open Type Font then it will be ok. I think the same is also true for True Type Fonts ( I believe that you have to remove the.ttf extension). If it is a Postscript Type 1, then I believe that you have to use a utility to convert it to make it Mac compatible.

AFM is not a font.
AFM is Adobe's ASCII-based file format used for storing font metric data as
human-readable data. AFM is the standard Adobe font file format.

This format is also known as the Adobe Multiple Font Metrics (AMFM) and
Adobe Composite Font Metrics (ACFM) file formats. In fact, AFM, AMFM, and
ACFM are actually three variations of the same format. AFM files contain
base or composite font information. One AFM file is used per master design
of a font. AMFM files store control and global font information for a
group of AFM files. And ACFM files contain the global metrics of the
composite font program.

The specification for the AFM format is:

Adobe Font Metrics File Format Specification (Version 4.0),
Adobe Developer Support, 14 February 1992, P/N LPS5004.

This document available via FTP as a Tech Note in PostScript format, or as
hardcopy when obtained directly from Adobe (see the PostScript section for
information on how to contact Adobe Systems, Inc.)

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I think the same is also true for True Type Fonts (I believe that you have to remove the.ttf extension).
I believe that removing the .ttf is a requirement for the Font Doctor utility (sorry, it has been a while since i've used it)

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